Alberta looks to expand economic relations with Asian markets

With a newly-appointed Asia Advisory Council, the province is getting ready to expand economic and cultural relations with Asia.

Billed as a critical part of the province’s plan to expand market access to ensure continued prosperity for the province’s export-based economy, the move comes on the heels of American criticism of Alberta links to China as Chinese state-owned energy giant CNOOC makes a $15-billion bid for Calgary-based Nexen.

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